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Monday, 9 February 2015
Page: 264

Department of Human Services: Consultants

(Question No. 534)


Mr Conroy asked the Minister representing the Minister for Human Services, in writing, on 21 October 2014:

Since 7 September 2013 can the Minister provide details as to the use of all consultants within his/her department, including reasons for engaging their services, and the costs involved?


Mr Andrews: The Minister for Human Services has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The Department of Human Services had seven consultancy contracts in use between 7 September 2013 and 21 October 2014 as follows:

Consultant Name

Subject Matter

Consultancy Reason

Contract Start Date

Contract End Date

Contract Price

Access Testing Pty Ltd

Usability Evaluation MyGov Inbox

Need for independent research or assessment

19/06/14

30/9/14

$53,845

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Evaluation of Case Coordination Trial

Need for independent research or assessment

25/11/12

30/9/14

$550,000

Bendelta Pty Ltd

Comprehensive review of Social Work Services Operating Model

Skills currently unavailable within agency

20/05/14

30/6/14

$148,500

Deloitte Actuaries and Consultants Ltd

Independent actuary review of Comcare premium

Need for independent research or assessment

02/10/14

30/10/14

$28,875

KPMG

Independent Assurer Services

Need for specialised or professional skills

01/07/13

30/6/14

$700,000

NCS International Pty Ltd

Audit against the Disability Services Standard

Need for specialised or professional skills

01/07/09

30/6/14

$335,103

Norman Disney and Young

Information Technology Consultant services for authentication strategy project

Need for specialised or professional skills

26/03/14

10/5/14

$20,130

7 Contracts

 

 

 

Total:

$1,836,453